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Object ID 004110

Object Name Melba Frosted Glass Bottle

Object Desc Frosted glass perfume bottle made by the Melba Mfg. Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004096

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Glassware


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 22

Object Date 1912

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords perfume,bottles,glassware,Melba Mfg. Co.,

Title Melba Frosted Glass Bottle

Description Frosted perfume bottle made by the Melba mfg. co. Glass is triangular in shape with short skinny neck and holds 4 oz.. Glass is frosted and has some bubbling. On the bottom "Melba Mfg. Co. / Chicago" is embrossed in the glass.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 2.75

Depth 1.75

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Width and depth are the base measurements

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Melba Manuufacturing Company

Maker Details Melba Manufacturing Company, established by Frances W. Jones at 4237 Indiana Ave, Chicago in 1908; bought out by Vivaudou/Vadsco Sales in 1926. Melba produced toiletries including perfume, toilet waters, powders, nail products, deodorant, rouge, lipsticks, face cream, face massage cream, skin creams, skin lotion, tissue cream, hand cream, talcum, skin cleanser and men's shaving products. By 1942, Melba was no longer in business.

Maker Mark Melba MFG. CO. Chicago


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Image Caption CMY4096



Date APR 6,2016

Summary Good condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Glass has a small crack on one side of the bottle there is also some chipping on the neck of the bottle. Other than that the glass is in good clean condition.